IS IT REALLY AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE? 

IN countries ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, governments came up with schemes to keep the economy breathing. It was more or less keeping the economy on a life-support system. The idea is to ensure people remain at work. Our government too came up with one – $309 million of it. But instead of focusing on…

Tourism in focus summit

Dear Editor – This Friday in Honiara, Tourism Solomons will host a summit with Solomon Islands industry leaders to those from the ministry, airline and tourism office, local hoteliers, other accommodation operators, transport providers, and tour companies – all working towards fully agreed, fully aligned set objectives in order to focus on the opportunities domestic…

Public servant repositioned

Dear Editor – I refer to the article in the press recently where a Public servant has been repositioned because his activities were obviously corrupt.  Why wasn’t the matter referred to the Police for investigation or if he admitted wrongdoing terminated from the Public Service?  The money was either our money via taxes and the…

Mamae and Sore must resign

Dear Editor – The recent documents posted in the island sun by Steven Maki in response to Wilson Maemae’s call for him to produce legal documents to validate his call for Maemae and Rence Sore to resign from their post, is evidently to the extent that I can agree that the call for Maemae and…

MBIKE SHOOTING CASE

YOU would be forgiven for accepting what the police said about the Mbike Shooting case in 2014. Five people were arrested in 2015 in connection with the shooting and arson attack a year early on the Sun Express boat – a fast boat that transported 17 newly-elected MPs to Mbike resort on Gela, Central Islands…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments in Bangkok where I have found a home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on…